In the Heart of River Oaks, Historical Landmark Hits the Market

Kevin Ward
In the Heart of River Oaks, Historical Landmark Hits the Market

NEARLY 95 YEARS ago, River Oaks Elementary was built on the corner of Kirby and San Felipe. Across the street, the very same year, a brick Colonial Revival-style home was built by the Russell Brown Company and purchased by Raymond and Connie Garrison.

Now a historical landmark, 3014 San Felipe Street has hit the market, listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty for a cool $1.3 million. The original charm remains, but a more open floor plan and added square footage — bringing the property to more than 3,000 square feet — means this four-bedroom home feels up-to-date and ready for a family.

The kitchen and adjacent family room are warm and inviting, with built-in shelving and a wet bar. The primary bedroom is a nice size, with an attached marble-laden bathroom and three sets of French doors that overlook the pool in the backyard. Also outside there's a two-story guest house, complete with a kitchen and living room downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom above.

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Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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